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Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Foreigner - Movie Review


The Movie: The Foreigner

The Director: Martin Campbell (Casino Royale)

The Cast: Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan, Rufus Jones, Katie Leung, Charlie Murphy, Orla Brady, Lia Williams, Michael McElhatton, David Pearse, Tao Liu, Ray Fearon, Rory Fleck Byrne

The Story: A humble businessman with a buried past seeks justice when his daughter is killed in an act of terrorism. A cat-and-mouse conflict ensues with a government official, whose past may hold clues to the killers' identities.

Blade Runner 2049 - Movie Review


The Movie: Blade Runner 2049

The Director: Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)

The Cast: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, David Dastmalchian, Jared Leto, Mackenzie Davis, Dave Bautista, Lennie James, Carla Juri

The Story: A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste - Documentary Review


The Movie: Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

The Directors: Anna Chai, Nari Kye

The Story: Through the eyes of famous chefs, audiences will see how they make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

American Made - Movie Review


The Movie: American Made

The Director: Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow)

The Cast: Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, Jesse Plemons, Caleb Landry Jones, Alejandro Edda, Benito Martinez

The Story: The story of Barry Seal, an American pilot who became a drug-runner for the CIA in the 1980s in a clandestine operation that would be exposed as the Iran-Contra Affair.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Better Watch Out (SIFF 2017) - Movie Review



The Movie: Better Watch Out

The Director: Chris Peckover

The Cast: Olivia DeJong, Levi Miller, Dacre Montgomery, Virginia Madsen, Patrick Warburton

The Story: On a quiet suburban street, a babysitter must defend a twelve-year-old boy from intruders, only to discover it's far from a normal home invasion.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Kingsman: The Golden Circle - Movie Review


The Movie: Kingsman: The Golden Circle

The Director: Matthew Vaughn

The Cast: Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Mark Strong, Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Edward Holcroft, Michael Gambon, Sophie Cookson, Hanna Alström

The Story: When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, the Kingsman's journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US. These two elite secret organizations must band together to defeat a common enemy.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One (SIFF 2017) - Movie Review



The Movie: The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One

The Director: Shane Abbess

The Cast: Kellan Lutz, Daniel MacPherson, Luke Ford, Isabel Lucas, Temuera Morrison, Rachel Griffiths, Teagan Croft

The Story: Set in the future in a time of interplanetary colonization, an unlikely pair race against an impending global crisis and are confronted by the monsters that live inside us all.

Friday, September 22, 2017

The Tiger Hunter - Movie Review


The Movie: The Tiger Hunter

The Director: Lena Khan

The Cast: Danny Pudi, Jon Heder, Rizwan Manji, Karen David, Sam Page, Iqbal Theba, Parvesh Cheena, Michael McMillian, Kevin Pollak

The Story: A young Indian man relocates to 1970s Chicago to become an engineer, but when his job falls through, resorts to an elaborate charade with misfit friends in order to woo his childhood sweetheart.

Walking Out (LSFF 2017) - Movie Review



The Movie: Walking Out

The Director: Alex Smith and Andrew Smith

The Cast: Matt Bomer, Lily Gladstone, Alex Neustaedter, Bill Pullman

The Story: An urban teenager journeys to Montana to hunt big game with his estranged father. Father and son struggle to connect, until a brutal encounter in the heart of the wilderness changes everything.

Zilla and Zoe (LSFF 2017) - Movie Review

 

The Movie: Zilla and Zoe

The Director: Jessica Scalise

The Cast:  Greg James, Aida Valentine, Sam Kamerman, Kurt Conroyd, Mia Allen

The Story: To win the contest of her dreams, Zoe will have to turn her sister's wedding into a horror film.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Mother! - Movie Review


The Movie - Mother!

The Director: Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan)

The Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brian Gleeson, Domhnall Gleeson, Jovan Adepo

The Story: A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

TwoOhSix Picks - 2017 "Local Sightings" Film Festival


Northwest Film Forum's Local Sightings Film Festival is celebrating it's 20th year and 2017 promises to be the best and most innovative event yet. From September 22nd through the 30th, attendees will be able to enjoy feature films, short films, workshops, and special programs including VR content that promises to push film making into the future. The four films listed below are my can't miss picks although there is so much more going on, you'll want to check out everything the festival has to offer.

Monday, September 11, 2017

It (2017) - Movie Review


The Movie: It (2017)

The Director: Andy Muschietti

The Cast: Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff,

The Story: A group of bullied kids band together when a monster, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

The Hitman's Bodyguard - Movie Review


The Movie: The Hitman's Bodyguard

The Director: Patrick Hughes (The Expendables 3)

The Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Salma Hayak, Elodie Yung

The Story: The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Court of Justice. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

The Villainess (악녀) - Movie Review


The Movie: The Villainess (악녀)

The Director: Jung Byung-gil

The Cast: Kim Ok-bin, Sung, Joon, Shin Ha-kyun, Bang Sung-jun, Kim Seo-hyung

The Story: A woman assassin leaves a trail of bodies behind her as she seeks revenge.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Second Nature - Movie Review


The Movie: Second Nature

The Director: Michael Cross

The Cast: Collette Wolfe, Sam Huntington, Carollani Sandberg, Riley Shanahan, Carolyn Cox

The Story: A woman and man compete in an unusual race for mayor when gender roles magically reverse.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Logan Lucky - Movie Review


The Movie: Logan Lucky

The Director: Steven Soderbergh

The Cast: Channing Tatum, Daniel Craig, Adam Driver, Riley Keough, Katie Holmes, David Denman, Farrah Mackenzie

The Story: Two brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

The Adventurers (侠盗联盟) - Movie Review


The Movie: The Adventurers (侠盗联盟)

The Director: Stephen Fung

The Cast: Andy Lau, Jean Reno, Qi Shu, Jingchu Zhang, Eric Tsang, Tony Yo-ning Yang

The Story: The world's top thieves join forces to pull off the heist of a lifetime. But when they find themselves pursued across Europe by a legendary French detective, they'll have to take their game to the next level.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

2017 Cinerama 70mm Film Festival


Seattle movie buffs and cinema fans, the Cinerama 70mm Film Festival is back! This exclusive film series is always one of the biggest events of the year as it presents a truly unique theater experience. Nowhere else in the world will you be able to see a collection of films in this format presented with the technical capabilities that the Cinerama has at their disposal.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

A Taxi Driver (택시 운전사) - Movie Review


The Movie: A Taxi Driver (택시 운전사)

The Director: Jang Hoon

The Cast: Song Kang-ho, Thomas Kretschmann, Yoo Hae-jin, Ryu Jun-yeol, Park Hyeok-gwon

The Story: A taxi driver from Seoul, incidentally gets involved in a German journalist's reporting of the events of the Gwangju Democratization Movement, also called the Gwangju Uprising, in 1980.

Friday, August 18, 2017

In This Corner of the World - Movie Review


The Movie: In this Corner of the World

The Director: Sunao Katabuchi

The Cast: Rena Nōnen, Megumi Han, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Natsuki Inaba, Minori Omi, Daisuke Ono

The Story: Set in Hiroshima during World War II, an eighteen-year-old girl gets married and now has to prepare food for her family despite the rationing and lack of supplies. As she struggles with the daily loss of life's amenities she still has to maintain the will to live.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Detroit - Movie Review


The Movie: Detroit

The Director: Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty)

The Cast: John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith, Will Poulter, Jacob Latimore, Jason Mitchell, Hannah Murray, Jack Reynor, Kaitlyn Dever, Ben O'Toole, John Krasinski

The Story: A police raid in Detroit results in one of the largest race riots in United States history. The story is centered around the Algiers Motel incident, which occurred in Detroit, Michigan on July 25, 1967.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Girls Trip - Movie Review


The Movie: Girls Trip

The Director: Malcolm D. Lee (Barbershop: The Next Cut)

The Cast: Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish, Larenz Tate, Mike Colter, Kate Walsh, Kofi Siriboe, Lara Grice, Deborah Ayorinde

The Story: When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there's enough dancing, drinking, brawling, and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Dunkirk - Movie Review


The Movie: Dunkirk

The Director: Christopher Nolan

The Cast: Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, James D'Arcy, Jack Lowden, Fionn Whitehead, Aneurin Barnard, Barry Keoghan, Harry Styles

The Story: Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

Friday, July 28, 2017

TwoOhSix Interviews: Jenny Slate, Abby Quinn, and Gillian Robespierre for "Landline"


On a sunny Saturday afternoon in Seattle, Gillian Robespierre, Jenny Slate, and Abby Quinn were in town to promote Landline., their new film which was featured as part of the 2017 Seattle International Film Festival's "Centerpiece Gala" event. Right before the screening, I was given a few minutes to speak with each of them and you could really tell how passionate and excited they were about this new film.

Landline (SIFF 2017) - Movie Review



The Movie: Landline

The Director: Gillian Robespierre

The Cast: Jenny Slate, John Turturro, Edie Falco, Abby Quinn, Jay Duplass, and Finn Wittrock

The Story: In 1995, a teenager living with her sister and parents in Manhattan discovers that her father is having an affair.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Atomic Blonde - Movie Review


The Movie: Atomic Blonde

The Director: David Leitch

The Cast: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Sofia Boutella, John Goodman, Toby Jones, Bill Skarsgård, Eddie Marsan, James Faulkner

The Story: An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Truth or Dare - Movie Review


The Movie: Truth or Dare

The Director: Jessica Cameron

The Cast: Jessica Cameron Ryan Kiser, Heather Dorff, Shelby Stehlin, Devanny Pinn, Brandon Van Vliet, Jesse Wilson

The Story: Six college kids find internet stardom when they make "Truth or Dare" videos with a violent twist. It is all fun and games until their number one fan decides he wants to play by his own rules.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets - Movie Review


The Movie: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

The Director: Luc Besson

The Cast: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock, Kris Wu, Rutger Hauer

The Story: A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Seattle Cinerama Brings Back the 70mm Film Festival!


If you've ever watched a movie at the Seattle Cinerama that was presented in the 70mm film format, then you will understand what an amazing experience this festival will be. If you have never watched a movie at the Seattle Cinerama that was presented in the 70mm film format, then this festival will be the perfect opportunity to check it off your cinematic bucket list.

From August 24th through September 6th, the Cinerama will be screening 70mm prints of movies like Ghostbusters, Aliens, Vertigo, The Hateful Eight, Top Gun, Wonder Woman, and a newly restored copy of Lawrence of Arabia. Check out the full schedule and purchase tickets on the official Cinerama website.






The Little Hours (SIFF 2017) - Movie Review



The Movie: The Little Hours

The Director: Jeff Baena

The Cast: Aubrey Plaza, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Kate Micucci, Nick Offerman

The Story: A young servant fleeing from his master takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns in the middle ages.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

War for the Planet of the Apes - Movie Review


The Movie: War for the Planet of the Apes

The Director: Matt Reeves

The Cast: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn

The Story: After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming - Movie Review


The Movie: Spider-Man: Homecoming

The Director: Jon Watts

The Cast: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Gwyneth Paltrow, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Bokeem Woodbine,

The Story: As Peter Parker deals with the aftermath of Civil War, developing his powers, and returning to high school, a new villain rises up to threaten the safety of the city.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The Beguiled - Movie Review


The Movie: The Beguiled

The Director: Sofia Coppola

The Cast: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Oona Laurence

The Story: During the Civil War, a wounded soldier is given refuge in a school for girls and he ends up in the middle of awkward rivalries and sexual tension.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Peelers - Movie Review


The Movie: Peelers

The Director: Sevé Schelenz

The Cast: Wren Walker, Caz Odin Darko, Madison J. Loos, Cameron Dent, Momona Komogata, Kirsty Peters, Nikki Wallin, Victoria Gomez, Rafael Mateo

The Story: A small town strip club owner must defend her bar, her strippers and her life when violent infected patrons show up on the final closing night and all hell breaks loose.

Baby Driver - Movie Review


The Movie: Baby Driver

The Director: Edgar Wright (The World's End)

The Cast: Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Eiza González, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Jon Bernthal, Sky Ferreira, Viviana Chavez

The Story: After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales - Movie Review


The Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

The Director: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg

The Cast: Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Kevin McNally, Golshifteh Farahani, David Wenham, Martin Klebba, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley

The Story: Captain Jack Sparrow searches for the trident of Poseidon while being pursued by an undead sea captain and his crew.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Transformers: The Last Knight - Movie Review


The Movie: Transformers: The Last Knight

The Director: Michael Bay

The Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel, Laura Haddock, Isabela Moner, Jerrod Carmichael, Stanley Tucci, John Turturro, Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, John Goodman, Ken Watanabe, Steve Buscemi, Omar Sy, Gemma Chan

The Story: Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Cars 3 - Movie Review


The Movie: Cars 3

The Director: Brian Fee

The Cast: Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Chris Cooper, Nathan Fillion, Larry the Cable Guy, Armie Hammer

The Story: Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he's still the best race car in the world.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

47 Meters Down - Movie Review


The Movie: 47 Meters Down

The Director: Johannes Roberts

The Cast: Mandy Moore, Claire Holt, Matthew Modine, Chris Johnson, Yani Gellman, Santiago Segura

The Story: Two sisters vacationing in Mexico are trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean. With less than an hour of oxygen left and great white sharks circling nearby, they must fight to survive.

It Comes at Night - Movie Review


The Movie: It Comes at Night

The Director: Trey Edward Shultz

The Cast: Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo, Riley Keough, Kelvin Harrison Jr.

The Story: Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son, but this will soon be put to test when a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Ingrid Goes West (SIFF 2017) - Capsule Review


The Movie: Ingrid Goes West

The Director: Matt Spicer

The Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Wyatt Russell, Billy Magnussen

The Story: Following the death of her mother and a series of self-inflicted setbacks, Ingrid Thorburn escapes a humdrum existence by moving out West to befriend her Instagram obsession and LA socialite Taylor Sloane.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

TwoOhSix Picks - Best of SIFF 2017


Another year of Seattle International Film Festival movies is in the books and it's once again time to figure out which were my favorite films and most beloved performances. This year, I had the privilege to watch over 30 films including six documentaries and 25 narrative features and there was no shortage of good options to choose from so narrowing it down was no easy task.

That being said, here are my picks for "Best of SIFF 2017".

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